Dark Web

The Department Of Justice Just Shut Down The Biggest Illegal Drugs Marketplace In Internet History

Digital marketplace AlphaBay was, at its height, host to hundreds of thousands of listings for illegal drugs, making it 10 times the size of the infamous Silk Road marketplace.<p>Now, the largest dark net marketplace in history is no more.<p>The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday the shutdown …

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Justice Department Announces 'Largest Darknet Takedown In History'

The Justice Department announced Thursday that together with the FBI and international law enforcement agencies, officials had shut down "the largest darknet marketplace in history." AlphaBay, a Web bazaar where users' identities were cloaked and illicit goods and drugs were sold, has officially …

Darknet

AlphaBay: World's largest dark web site is shut down

The US Government has shut down two of the world's largest markets on the dark web, a hidden corner of the internet often associated with the sale of illegal weapons and drugs.<p>The US Department of Justice confirmed on Thursday that it had shuttered the illicit AlphaBay and Hansa websites following …

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Global Police Spring a Trap on Thousands of Dark Web Users

When AlphaBay, the world’s largest dark web bazaar, went offline two weeks ago, it threw the darknet into chaos as its buyers and sellers scrambled …

Darknet

Justice Dept. announces takedown of AlphaBay, a dark Web marketplace for drugs and other illicit goods

The Justice Department on Thursday announced it had shuttered an illicit Internet marketplace for drugs, firearms and fake documents in what Attorney General Jeff Sessions said was the “largest dark Web takedown in world history.”<p>Known as AlphaBay, the marketplace on the dark Web was where users …

U.S. Department of Justice

Huge parts of the ‘dark web’ just went offline

The world's biggest drugs marketplace on the dark web has been shut down, the US Justice Department has said.<p>The marketplace AlphaBay had allowed …

Lifestyle

Feds have taken down two major dark web marketplaces

AlphaBay and Hansa Market are gone, dealing a major blow to the online drug trade<p>An international law enforcement effort has brought down two of the dark web’s largest marketplaces, AlphaBay and Hansa Market. According to a Europol announcement, AlphaBay hosted roughly $1 billion in transactions …

Web Design

Dutch police secretly ran a huge dark web drug marketplace for a month

In a shocking turn of events, Europol has revealed that the National Dutch Police had surreptitiously taken over and operated the second largest drug marketplace on the dark web, Hansa, for at least a month now.<p>“Months of preparation and coordination have resulted today, 20 July 2017, in the …

Security

Global Crackdown Closes Two Large Illegal-Goods Websites

Two of the world’s largest online marketplaces for criminal goods have been shut down, law enforcement authorities said Thursday, in a global operation that also resulted in the arrest of their owners and the freezing of millions of dollars in alleged criminal proceeds.<p>AlphaBay, which sold heroin, …

Security

Forget Silk Road, Cops Just Scored Their Biggest Victory Against The Dark Web Drug Trade

Two of the biggest dark web markets have been taken down by law enforcement agencies across the world, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced today.<p>They included AlphaBay, the biggest ever dark market running on the supposedly anonymizing Tor network. It went out of action a week ago and its …

Security

The dark web goes corporate

The "dark web" is a phrase strikes an ominous tone, conveying an impression of a marketplace where anything is for sale: hacking tools, weapons, …

Security

Massive blow to criminal Dark Web activities after globally coordinated operation

Months of preparation and coordination have resulted today, 20 July 2017, in the takedown of two of the largest criminal Dark Web markets, AlphaBay …

Security

America is driving gun sales on the dark web

Sixty percent of all the weapons sold on the dark web are smuggled out of the US, according to research from the RAND Corporation. It, along with the University of Manchester, began investigating the illegal trade in firearms, explosives and ammunition available on Silk Road-esque marketplaces. The …

Gun Control

US, Europol, and Netherlands Announce Shutdowns of Two Massive Dark Web Markets

Man suspected of running AlphaBay was found dead in a Thai prison last week; Dutch police say they have infiltrated another market called Hansa.<p>On Thursday the US Department of Justice and Europol jointly announced the shutdown of two major dark web marketplaces, including AlphaBay, which was until …

Security

Dark net guns shipped in old printers

<b>Criminals and terrorists are using the so-called dark net to buy weapons, a new study has suggested.</b><p>Those selling the illicit weapons often disassembled and sent them in different packages or embedded them in old stereos or printers, the report found.<p>Researchers found that firearms and related …

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DOJ announces official takedown of AlphaBay, world’s largest Dark Web market | Ars Technica

AlphaBay was "10 times the size of Silk Road," according to the FBI.<p>Department of Justice officials announced Thursday in Washington, DC that they …

Security

DOJ takes down dark net marketplace

The Justice Department on Thursday said it had shut down one of the largest so-called dark net markets, AlphaBay.<p>"This is likely one of the most …

Darknet

Huge police sting shuts two dark net markets

AlphaBay, the largest criminal marketplace on the dark web, and Hansa, the third largest, could have generated more than £1bn in revenue while they …

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Dark Net Trap

AlphaBay and Hansa<p>AlphaBay and Hansa, two of the top three most trafficked darknet markets have been taken down in a coordinated action by Europol, …

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DOJ announces takedown of Dark Web market AlphaBay

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Justice and its international partners announced Thursday a takedown of a massive Dark Web marketplace that was allegedly one of the world's biggest sources for the sale of drugs and illicit materials, striking a blow to the cybercriminal underground.<p>In shutting …

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How the dark web’s gunrunners covertly ship US weapons to Europe

Lax gun laws make the US the number one distributor of weapons on the dark web, with Europe the most profitable destination

Security

U.S. authorities identify dead Canadian as creator of dark web site AlphaBay

MONTREAL — Before his death last week of suspected suicide in a Thai jail cell, Quebecer Alexandre Cazes had made tens of millions of dollars as the …

United States

A beginner’s guide to the dark web

If you think search engines like Google and Bing let you probe the entire web, you’re totally wrong. You’re barely scratching the surface of the …

Encryption

Computer whiz turned suspected dark web master, Quebecer dies in Thai jail

Print<p>MONTREAL — As a child, Alexandre Cazes excelled in school and had a knack for computers. He was only 17 when he registered his first company, …

Crime

The Dark Web Gun Trade May Be Bigger Than You Think

The first study into the dark web gun trade finds tens of thousands of dollars worth of transactions every month.<p>The dark web gun trade is something of an enigma. On one side, markets are seemingly saturated with con-artists trying to scam money, as well as law enforcement agents posing as gun …

Guns

Reputed Dark Web Mastermind Found Dead in Jail Cell

He was thought to be a kingpin in the mysterious world of the dark web, and now the 26-year-old Canadian is dead.<p>Authorities say that <b>Alexandre Cazes</b> …

Crime

Hansa Market, a Dark Web Marketplace, Bans the Sale of Fentanyl

A free market ideology has long been the prevailing ethos on the online markets where drugs and stolen credit cards are for sale.<p>But a fierce debate has erupted among the operators and users of these markets over whether free markets need some limits.<p>On Tuesday, one of the largest marketplaces …

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Dark Web deals: Password stealing malware Ovidiy now up for sale for just $7

Hackers selling the malware have also offered 'testimonials' from satisfied customers.<p>A new password stealing malware, dubbed Ovidiy, is now being …

Security

Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills Have Showed Up on the Dark Web

The orange and pink-shaped pills are being made in Amsterdam and selling for about $10.50 each in the UK.<p>Drug manufacturers in the Netherlands have gotten creative and begun producing MDMA pills shaped like—what else?—the 45th president's head. They are allegedly being sold on the dark web and by …

A batch of Donald Trump-pressed ecstasy pills are doing the rounds

It’s not often President of the United States Donald Trump gives you that warm, friendly, loving feel.<p>Thanks to a new batch of pills pressed with an …

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